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Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Pots

As I live in a small bedsit with no private backyard I will be forced to try and have some kind of productive Vegetable garden that will be grown in Pots and Containers, some bought, some scrounged from hard rubbish collections by council. I also need screening plants, they must be native as that's what the Garden is and why I will need to grow phosphorous craving plants in pots rather than on the little amount of growing space I have.

Hopefully I will have a gate for the entrance path as well at some stage, I will also see if I can arrange another single outdoor chair or possibly see if I can source a bench seat of some sort and possibly a small outdoor table, might be nice to have breakfast outside occasionally!

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 The Courtyard Style Garden Project 


Below is a Picture from my security cam looking out on to the street

outlook

Not a great deal of space 

I might do some measurements some day, although it's highly unlikely lol, so far I have planted about six Grevilleas (hookeriana) for screening, I live across the road from a Primary School and as this area will be my "backyard" I want a bit of privacy, it should look heaps better as well. The shrub/bush you can see behind the cast iron outdoor chair, is a straggly poorly pruned plant of some kind, it's just shit though. When the Grevillea's have grown a bit to provide a bit of screening I will remove that plant!

The two black pots have Lavender varieties, I don't mind Lavender, it has a bearable perfume about it and grows quite well in pots, though the main reason is for the Bee's, apparently they love Lavender, we must all do out bit no matter how small, to save the Bee's, hopefully they might enjoy the Grevilleas as well. I need to source the mandatory Rosemary plant as well and the Bee's like Rosemary as well so win, win :)

I have a few more of those tubs, slightly larger so they will be handy for some veggies and herbs it won't be a large harvest but still it's great to grow your own no matter what it is ;)

I'll get some pictures of the individual the individual Grevillea's and Lavender's so I can get an idea of how they've grown since they were plated, so far they look to be kicking arse even though they have only been in the ground for about a week at 23-4-2013

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